The need to explore egg free mayonnaise alternatives has been driven by a number of factors in recent years, those being:
- Retailer and consumer demands for the use of free range eggs – has the potential to cause supply issues for food manufacturers
- Consumer dietary choices – those following dairy free or vegan diets or those choosing not to eat eggs or products containing them
- Egg-related health scares – such as a repeat of the salmonella scandal or an avian flu outbreak
- Some countries have legislation prohibiting the use of egg and others lack the infrastructure to transport perishables such as egg around.